February 22, 2014

YIKES! THERE IS A MAN IN THE TREES!

Palm trees swaying in Marrakech

Palm trees swaying in Marrakech

Desperate to escape the epic flooding and rains that have berated England for the past three months we escaped to Marrakech.  Sunny, relaxing and dry.  We returned to such gale force winds that planes couldn’t land and were sending out MAYDAY signals to Heathrow as they circled and fuel meters emptied. After that harrowing evening  re-entry the daylight view of our garden was littered with massive tree branches.

I don’t know what’s going on with the world but it is wearing everybody out.

So fast forward to the view out the window today.

Tree surgeon at work

Tree surgeon at work

Tree surgeons extraordinaire sadly taking down a heaved pine tree that was so old it only had pines at the top.

Majestic swaying pines , one about to come down

Majestic swaying pines , one about to come down

 

The tree surgeons are working non-stop trying to clear up the mess mother nature has left us in England. Two times the normal recorded rainfall, ever,  in January and February.

So we think about the blue skies, sun drenched roses and lovely people of Marrakech.

roses everywhere

roses everywhere

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Yves St Laurent Gardens, donated by the designer to the city of Marrakech which he called home

Yves St Laurent Gardens, donated by the designer to the city of Marrakech which he called home

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 Our guide said the oranges are very bitter, but beautiful to look at.The trees line the streets.

Our guide said the oranges are very bitter, but beautiful to look at.The trees line the streets.

Inside the doorway of one of the many Riads available to stay in. Lovely old homes that have been turned into small hotels.

Inside the doorway of one of the many Riads available to stay in. Lovely old homes that have been turned into small hotels.

Shopping anyone?

Shopping anyone?

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The TV cracks me up. Gotta have the old with the new.

Amazing hand carved doors everywhere. They are often sold to be remade as tables.

Amazing hand carved doors everywhere. They are often sold to be remade as tables.

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Many women's initiatives and co ops.  Here they are making argan butter out of argan nuts. Delicious taste of combination almonds and peanuts. Argan oil is an important commodity for the country.

Many women’s initiatives and co ops. Here they are making argan butter out of argan nuts. Delicious taste of combination almonds and peanuts. Argan oil is an important commodity for the country.

Richard Branson magical mountain retreat, Kasbah Tamadot, in the foothills of the Atlas mountains

Richard Branson’s magical mountain retreat, Kasbah Tamadot, in the foothills of the Atlas mountains

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ommmm

ommmm

 

 

 

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